'Mad Men,' the Latest Show You Should Watch

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'Mad Men', the Latest Show You Should Watch

New York Magazine's Vulture blog asks when did "Mad Men" become this summer's "It" TV show, the series that you realize you're going to have to catch up on if you wanted to be a civilized grown-up? Whenever it was, by now you're feeling that oppressive sense, delivered by critics and laysnobs alike, that if you aren't watching "Mad Men" you're out of touch with all that is good in our culture. That means "Mad Men" is officially a Show You Should Watch (or SYSW for short), following in the proud footsteps of "The Wire," "The Sopranos," and "Arrested Development." See Vulture's handy-dandy chart that explains it all, including why "The Sopranos" was the greatest SYSW in TV history.
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